I love this chicken. I love it because A) It's super easy and B) with the leftover tequila I make actual margaritas to go with dinner. 2 birds, 1 stone. Do you feel like it's alcohol abuse to use tequila in a chicken dish? Don't worry, it's just a 1/2 cup. There will be plenty for your consumption afterwards. And all of the alcohol will cook out when you grill it, so it's cool for the kids too. Don't sweat the 1 jalapeno- it doesn't make this spicy. If you WANT it spicy, add 2 jalapenos.
2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup tequila (any brand will work, I used Jose Cuervo)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
juice of 2 limes (or about 1/4 cup lime juice)
1 jalapeno, minced (I left the seeds and ribs in)
Step 1: Whisk together the tequila, garlic, cumin, salt, pepper, olive oil, lime juice, and jalapeno.
Step 2: Place chicken breasts in a gallon sized ziploc bag, add marinade to bag and close. Marinate for at least 2 hours.
Step 3: Grill chicken 4-5 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
|And ofcourse, make yourself a margarita to enjoy with your chicken ;)|